mushroom poisoning

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Noun1.mushroom poisoning - toxic condition caused by eating certain species of mushrooms (especially Amanita species)
food poisoning, gastrointestinal disorder - illness caused by poisonous or contaminated food
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Besides treating for removal of autoantibody (primary biliary cirrhosis, acute humoral rejection post hepatic transplant) its role is rapidly increasing in treatment of poisoning with drugs (like Phenytoin, Theophylline, Tri- and Tetra-cyclic antidepressant, L-thyroxin, Verapamil, Diltiazem, Carbamazepine etc,) ,heavy metal intoxication (Mercury and Vandate), snake bite and Phalloid mushroom intoxication, for which there is no antidote (8-15) According to the volume of distribution, protein binding and solubility in water, different methods are chosen.
Plasmapheresis has been observed in reducing the mortality from as high as 35-50% with conventional therapy to 20% -10% in phalloid mushroom intoxication and the best therapeutic results can be expected when the detoxification technique are applied within first 36 -48 hours.
This mushroom intoxication starts as gastroenteritis, progressing to liver failure and death as a result of hepatic coma.